Great Rivers Greenway and partners are working together in a year-long planning process to develop a coordinated greenway plan for St. Charles County—and your input is needed! This project is part of Great Rivers Greenway’s overall efforts to connect St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County with a network of greenways where people can walk, run, ride a bike, and explore and enjoy the outdoors. The St. Charles Greenway Plan will guide the next phase of Great Rivers Greenway’s investment in St. Charles County greenways. The planning process will consider existing and planned trail projects as well as the feedback of people who live, work, learn, or play in St. Charles County. When complete, the St. Charles Greenway Plan will include an updated greenway map with prioritized projects and partnership models for building greenways in the future.
The year-long planning process will be divided into five phases: data collection, analysis, concepts, refinement, and final recommendations. Phase one—data collection—begins in August 2019. During this phase, community members are being asked to rank the kinds of greenway experiences that you would like to have and identify the natural (e.g. rivers, parks) and constructed places (e.g. community centers, libraries, schools) in St. Charles County where you would like to go on a greenway. You can share your input online or at the many community festivals, local events, and public spaces throughout St. Charles County where you see a Great Rivers Greenway booth over the next few months. Don’t miss your opportunity to help shape the plan! Please share with anyone you know who may be interested in greenways in St. Charles County. For more information, visit GreenwayPlan.org or call 314-932-4904.